Road to recovery: Senator expects new federal funding soon

  • Homes were wiped off the map amid the lower East Rift Zone eruption. (USGS/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Flooding and damage from Hurricane Lane remains near Hilo. (Jessica Henricks/ via AP)
  • The Hilo Bayfront is seen flooded in late August as Hurricane Lane passed. (Photo courtesy Tracey Nimi)
  • Flooding due to Hurricane Lane caused major damage in the Piihonua nieghborhood in Hilo. (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
  • Residents watch lava fountain on Hookupu Street in May in Leilani Estates. (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

KAILUA-KONA — Tens of millions of dollars in federal disaster relief are headed Hawaii’s way in the wake of several natural disasters across the state, with potentially much more to come.